Train Derails in Columbia County, Hwy 98 Closed Near McNeil & Waldo

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Update:

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ark. – A section of Hwy 98 previously closed has reopened, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation.

Original story:

COLUMBIA COUNTY, Ark. – Hwy 98 is closed due to a train derailment between McNeil and Waldo, according to the Arkansas Department of Transportation (ARDOT). 

Authorities say the derailment is located near the intersection of Columbia Road 13 and Hwy 98. 

There are no reported injuries; however, there are overturned cars and the roadway is blocked. 

The roadway will be remained blocked until a clean-up crew is able to remove the damaged/overturned vehicles. 

If you are traveling from McNeil to Waldo or vice-versa, you will have to find an alternate route. 

ARDOT will provide updates on road conditions. 

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